The next version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics CRM 2013, scheduled to be released this fall will include a new licensing scheme.
The hosted product is scheduled for release with three licensing options.
The Professional Edition will cost $65/user/month and will allow users to access the full capabilities of Dynamics CRM. Per Microsoft, this is the licensing option that will best fit most of the users' needs.
The Basic Edition will cost $30/user/month. This edition is aimed at the Sales, Service and Marketing users who need to manage accounts, contacts, leads, cases and access custom applications as well as business analysts that require reporting capabilities.
The Essential Edition will cost $15/user/month, and will provide access to custom (xRM) applications.
Users will be able to mix and match between the three license editions.